The objectives of the opinion are to:
• analyse the impact on Regional and Local governments of new binding requirements included in the Clean Energy Package;
• analyse how the new Clean Energy Package is dealing with energy poverty, with a view to multilevel governance and implementation;
• highlight local and regional needs related to energy poverty policies and actions;
• analyse how the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is dealing with energy poverty and the impact of this 'new pillar' on the Covenant Community.